It has been 8 months since I finished making over my kitchen. You may remember that I painted the cabinets and counters and replaced the ceiling light, cabinet knobs, sink and faucet. I posted all about it, here.
The new faucet was the same model faucet I had in my previous house. I liked the styling and the fact that no hands are needed to turn it on. It is a Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology
The Touch2O® feature is wonderful when your hands are covered in food from food prep or in my case, paint from the many projects I paint weekly. To turn the faucet on, you simply touch any part of the faucet with your elbow… no hands needed.
When it came to finding a new sink though, my decision wasn’t as easy as sink design has not caught up with trend of one-stem faucet design.
Most sinks still come with 3 pre-drilled holes. One for the faucet and the other two for the hot and cold knobs. If your faucet is single stem and you have a sink with more than one hole, you will need sink deck or hole covers.
This is what I used to cover up the holes I didn’t need.
They are not ideal since they are raised which make it hard to place anything along the back of the sink.
At the time I made over the kitchen, I didn’t realize that there was a matching Touch2O® soap dispenser that would fill one of the holes and un-clutter the area around the sink since I would not need to have the dish detergent bottle on the counter anymore.
I just installed it last week.
One sink hole cover is still needed to cover the third hole, but having the Touch2O® soap dispenser has uncluttered the sink area and does create a ZEN-like quality to the art of dishwashing for items that don’t go in the dishwasher. :-)
The thin faucet on the right side of the sink is our drinking water faucet. Our water is very hard and tastes awful. We had a Reverse Osmosis unit installed to filter the water to remove impurities and improve the taste.
Installing a Delta Touch2O® Soap Dispenser
Everything you need to install the soap dispenser comes in the box, even the batteries.
- Delta H20 Soap Dispenser Model # 72045T
- Eye Protection
The instructions are easy to follow. It took less than ten minutes for me to install it. The hardest part was cleaning out underneath the sink so I could reach to screw in the bottom of the dispenser and soap bottle under the sink.
Once installed, you fill and refill the soap or in my case the dish detergent by simply turning and popping off the top and using the funnel that comes with the dispenser.
Place the top back on and tap anywhere to start the flow of soap or use the Hands-Free Technology option.
I am using the hands-free option where you can simply wave your hand in front of the sensor to dispense soap. You can also adjust how much soap you want to dispense with a few tweaks of the base unit.
I considered adding another dispenser for hand soap to fill the other hole, but there is not enough room under the sink to house the bottle.
I like how the dispenser provides function, clears up some clutter while adding a matching design element to the sink area. My only wish now is I wish I could simply just wave my hand and have all the dishes done. Maybe some day technology will answer this wish. :-)